An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts
This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international humanitarian law (IHL), the law of armed conflict. It is constructed in a way that is suitable for self-study. Subject matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each to be studied independently of the others. Among the subjects discussed are, inter alia: the relationship between jus ad bellum / jus in bello â?¢ the historical evolution of IHL â?¢ the basic principles and sources of IHL â?¢ Martens Clause â?¢ international and non-international armed conflicts â?¢ material, spatial, personal, and temporal scope of the application of IHL â?¢ special agreements under IHL â?¢ the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross â?¢ targeting â?¢ objects specifically protected against attack â?¢ prohibited weapons â?¢ perfidy â?¢ reprisals â?¢ assistance of the wounded and sick â?¢ the definition of combatants â?¢ protection of prisoners of war â?¢ protection of civilians â?¢ occupied territories â?¢ protective emblems â?¢ sea warfare â?¢ neutrality â?¢ the implementation of IHL.
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Introduction 1 The Law of Armed Conflict as a Branch of Public International Law
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75 UNTS Additional Protocol adopted 12 August adopted 8 June Armed Conflicts adopted armed forces attack belligerent occupation civilian objects civilian population Common Article Convention III relative Convention IV Art Conventions of 12 Croix-Rouge Cultural Property customary international law Detaining Power droit international humanitaire entered into force example force 21 October force 7 December Geneva Convention IV Hague Convention Hague Regulations hostilities IHRL International Armed Conflicts International Criminal International Criminal Court International Humanitarian Law Journal of International jus ad bellum jus in bello LOAC Martens clause means and methods methods of warfare military advantage military objectives neutral NIAC non-international armed conflicts norms Nuclear Weapons occupied territories paras particular parties principle of distinction prohibited Prosecutor protected persons Protection of Victims Protocol Additional provisions Red Cross relating reprisals Revue internationale rules San Remo Manual sick and shipwrecked situation special agreements treaty Trial Judgment violations wounded and sick